Sri Lanka Customs to go High-tech from February
Sri Lanka Customs implementing electronic submission of Cusdec and
manifest in February.
The system in use generates a large amount of paper work and document
handling. This also requires a lot of space for record storage. This
generates an additional problem of providing security for archival
Further the handling of physical documents subject them to damage and
perishing which will not be present in the electronic system. The new
e-manifesting system will boost the port efficiency and we look forward
to make a positive impact on the industry, Sri Lanka Port Authority
Chairman Dr.Priyath B Wickrama told Daily News Business.
The system will increase the efficiency in handling documentation
while reducing a number of issues in the manual procedure. The service
receivers will benefit as the time and cost could be saved, he said.
The need for an efficient clearing system was long overdue as the
country is focusing to achieve hub statues in the region. The
streamlining of transactions, payment and other related activities will
augur well for the country’s shipping industry growth, he said.
The shipping industry has registered significant growth over the past
years with the ongoing development activities of both the Colombo and
the Hambantota ports.
Training seminars will be conducted to educate exporters and
importers on the procedures of implementation of the new systems in the
aspects of electronic cusdec and manifest submissions .